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June Interviews

6/02 Terrie Moran, Murder She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond

6/09 Connie Berry, The Art of Betrayal

6/16 Kathleen Kalb, A Final Finale or A Fatal First Night

6/23 Jackie Layton, Bag of Bones: A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery

6/30 Mary Keliikoa, Denied


Saturday WWK Bloggers

6/12 Jennifer J. Chow

6/26 Kait Carson


Guest Blogs

6/05 Samantha Downing

6/19 Lynn Johanson













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E. B. Davis's "The Pearl Necklace" will appear in the new SinC Guppy anthology The Fish That Got Away to be released in July by Wildside Press. The anthology was edited by Linda Rodriguez. It will be released on June 21st.


Paula Gail Benson's monologue "Beloved Husband," from the perspective of Norton Baskin the second husband of Marjorie Kinan Rawlings (who wrote The Yearling and Cross Creek), appears in the Red Penguin Collection's An Empty Stage (released March 28, 2021).


Martha Reed's "Death by GPS" will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of Suspense Magazine, which will be released in the second week of April. Congratulations, Martha!


Susan Van Kirk has a new audiobook, A Death at Tippitt Pond, that will be released this month. Marry in Haste will be released in May by Harlequin Worldwide Mystery, as will Death Takes No Bribes in September. Congratulations, Susan.


Congratulations to Martha Reed. Her short story, "The Honor Thief" was chosen for the 2021 Bouchercon Anthology, This Time For Sure. Hank Phillippi Ryan will edit the volume, which will be released in August at the time of the convention.


Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Killer Weeds," appears in the January 20 edition of Texas Gardener's Seeds: From Our Garden to Yours. Congratulations, Margaret, who, if you follow Facebook know, is a superb gardener herself!


Congratulations to Paula Gail Benson whose "Reputation or Soul" has been chosen for Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical anthology to be released this spring.


KM Rockwood's "Stay Safe--Very Safe" appears in this year's 2020 BOULD anthology. Congratulations, KM!


Annette Dashofy signed with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Congratulations, Annette!

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Friday, August 9, 2013

LIONS AND ELEPHANTS AND SPRINGBOKS, Oh My









LIONS AND ELEPHANTS AND SPRINGBOKS, Oh My

Starting August 13, I will be traveling to and then traveling in Tanzania, Africa.

The trip should take two weeks.  My wife and I have endured long flights to and from New Zealand.  We are as prepared as we can be for more time than anyone should have to spend in a coach seat in an airplane both going to Africa and again when we return to the United States.

We didn’t have to get shots but we were advised to take medication to avoid malaria. We will.

My wife and I, along with two friends who are great people to vacation with and eleven people we have not yet met, are going “on safari.” We won’t be shooting animals with anything deadlier than a camera.  We are promised lodges and “luxury tents” in national parks, but the tour cannot guarantee which animals we will see.  There is a “roll with the punches” clause in the information we have.  We will visit villages and schools as well as trying to find wildlife.

We have watched movies and read books to prepare, but I’m certain the reality will be, uh, really real and different. We will be in southeast Africa just a little south of the equator.  So the water will spiral down the drain in the opposite direction than it does here.  It did in New Zealand.  The seasons are the opposite of what they are here so it should be the cooler time of the year. 

I’ve learned that Arusha, Tanzania is a sister city to Kansas City, Missouri.  You may hear more about the trip when I return.

10 comments:

Paula Gail Benson said...

Warren, it sounds like a fabulous adventure! I hope you have a wonderful time and look forward to hearing about it!

E. B. Davis said...

Will you be staying at Treetops Hotel? It's probably a tourist trap, but it sounds like fun. My dad stayed there years ago. Evidently, it's like a tree house. Once in a while they have animal visitors, like the gorilla that got in while Dad stayed there. Kind of reminds me of an opening line, "A gorilla walks into a bar..."

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Sounds very exciting! Don't forget to write about it.

susan furlong bolliger said...

Safe travels and enjoy your adventure! Hope you'll come back with many stories to tell.

Shari Randall said...

Have a wonderful trip, Warren! Can't wait to hear more about your adventure.

Kara Cerise said...

What an adventure! I look forward to your photos and stories. Safe travels.

Alice Duncan said...

Your trip sounds fabulous! I've always wanted to go to Africa and go on a safari precisely like the one you're doing on. Please have fun for me :-)

Michele Drier said...

What fun! An acquaintance di one of the "safaris" a few yearrs ago, had a fabulous time and brought back tons of pictures. Have a great trip!

Warren Bull said...

Thanks for the good wishes. I will be staying in a tent but not a tree house.

Polly Iyer said...

Wow, sounds like an exciting trip. I had a friend who went on a luxury safari. The tents were floored with all the amenities. I guess that's as close to a Marriott as you could get. Looking forward to your pictures on return. Have a great time.